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Stubborn Bedfellows, Sleep and Mental Health

By |November 26th, 2011|

We published an article in the Fall 2011 issue of Rehab Matters.

We posted it below:

From bipolar disorder to schizophrenia–touching both the young and old, rich and poor, weak and strong—mental illnesses are as serious as they are prevalent. The stats are staggering: In Canada one in four suffer from mental health disorders. Moreover, the World Health Organization has reported that four of the ten leading causes of disability in developed countries are mental disorders. […]

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Sleep 2010 Roundup: Research, Blogs & News

By |December 29th, 2010|

People who have experienced an accident, trauma, brain injury, illness or loss often complain of disrupted sleep. Sleep disruption impacts all areas of life: cognitive, emotional and physical. Family, social, vocational and rehabilitation commitments are also negatively affected by poor sleep. Disrupted sleep is a risk factor for developing secondary illnesses and difficulties. It is critically important to understand how sleep disruption can be assessed and treated.

Below you will see a review of […]

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Grandma’s Superhero Therapy

By |December 7th, 2010|

A most wonderful post about a grandson providing hope, laughter, inclusion and so much more for his grandmother.

A few years ago, French photographer Sacha Goldberger found his 91-year-old Hungarian grandmother Frederika feeling lonely and depressed. To cheer her up, he suggested that they shoot a series of outrageous photographs in unusual costumes, poses, and locations. Grandma reluctantly agreed, but once they got rolling, she couldn’t stop smiling.

Below you will see just one of the […]

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